The 8th annual Titan Night Market was recently held at Cal State, Fullerton, representing Asian, Pacific, South Asian and Asian American communities by recreating an authentic night market experience. Food trucks serving Lao and Mediterranean food, student performances and shopping stalls were featured, along with opportunities for students to engage with various student organizations and their peers. The Night Market, sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC), was meant to uplift Asian students’ voices, according to Mariham Iskander, associate director of Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers at the university.
“Titan Night Market is more of a comparison to a general night market which is super fun and it's all about food, community, shopping, learning, just a really fun positive experience and so APARC wanted to provide that similar kind of experience for students, staff and faculty on campus to have,” Iskander said.
Campus organizations that participated included the KPOP Club, Association of Chinese Students, International Student Club, Muslim Student Association and Afghan Student Association. “It's wonderful with identity based work to always have representation as student organizations as a whole, but also a community kind of around shared experiences and helping people understand the multitude of flavors of the region,” Iskander said.
Learn more about this initiative here.